The Boston Marathon bombers have brought a number of important assumptions into the national dialogue concerning the character of domestic terrorism. . It draws skillfully from recent conflicts and offers valuable inights in dealing more effectively with the terrorist threats we face today. Levin has taught one of the most popular and populated courses at Northeastern University titled the Sociology of Violence and Hate, in which he addresses the characteristics and consequences of serial and mass murder, cult killings, cannibalism, domestic terrorism, school violence, and hate crimes. Jack Levin will deliver a lecture, Wednesday, February 26 at 11:30 a. What are the roots of this form of violence, and will it come to an end? Moreover, the older brother claimed to have had no American friends and apparently did little better befriending fellow Muslims, being recently expelled from his mosque. These marathon terrorists were more like rampage killers who enter a school, cinema, or shopping mall and indiscriminately target anything that moves.
In addition, there were horrific terrorist incidents in major cities across Western Europe. What are the roots of this form of violence, and will it come to an end? For more reasons than one, he has often been characterized as the Albert Einstein of criminology. He was honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education as its Professor of the Year in Massachusetts and has recently received major awards from the Society for the Study of Social Problems Lifetime Achievement in Crime and Delinquency , American Sociological Association Contributions to the public understanding of sociology , Eastern Sociological Society Robin Williams Lectureship , and Association for Clinical and Applied Sociology Lester Ward Award. Both enlightening and insightful, this momentous and timely work offers hope that civilized human beings can come to grips with an age-old problem. Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. He has had lengthy discussions with killers, victims, killer groupies, as well as the family and friends of both killers and victims. The lecture is sponsored by the Worcester State University Student Events Committee. Or, Eric Rudolph's 1996 murder of two and injury of another 150 in his bombings of Olympic Park in Atlanta as well as two abortion clinics and a gay nightclub. In fact, many terrorists are no longer affiliated with organizations, even if they receive inspiration from them. To determine how to prevent further destruction, it is necessary to understand the shadowy phenomenon that causes it.
Levin made a delicate subject interesting and handled it tastefully. In 1981, John Hinckley attempted to assassinate then-President Reagan, not because he disagreed with the administration in Washington D. A prolific writer and researcher, Dr. Unfortunately, the conversation has too often been filled with myths and misconceptions regarding the who, what, where, and why of terrorist activity in the United States. But even Western European countries have suffered more terrorist activity than the United States.
Brilliant, friendly, kind and funny. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Their motive for planting explosives near the finish line of the marathon seemed to be revenge: They apparently blamed the United States for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but they also seemed to blame everybody but themselves for their personal miseries. His presentations to college students are both completely enlightening and totally shocking! As a student of the sociological foundation of violence and the burgeoning world of terrorism and nation-based hatred, I found the book a compelling read and research tool. And since September 11, Americans have repeatedly asked themselves, Why do they hate us? The E-mail message field is required. For more reasons than one, he has often been characterized as the Albert Einstein of criminology.
Levin gave one of the greatest, most educational and entertaining lectures I have ever had the pleasure to listen to. It has been reported that Tamerlan was intensely angry -- so much so that he disrupted a prayer service at his local mosque. But terrorism perpetrated by Americans within U. The alleged Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar, apparently came to identify closely with the cause of radical Islam, but that is not the whole story. A prolific writer and researcher, Dr. She is the author of numerous Jack Levin, Ph.
KennedyHate is something that has always been with us. I am very happy with how it turned out! Levin was unbelievable is an understatement. The book lends a reader the possibility of hope. He is the author of many critically acclaimed books on criminology, including Hate Crimes Revisited with J. The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States brought the issue of terrorism to the forefront of American attention and controversy.
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers Dimensions: 17. Levin and Rabrenovic investigate the evidence for hate as an inborn trait, as learned behavior, and as a reaction to envy, frustration, or the need for belonging, control, and authority. Contents: Domestic terrorism in perspective -- Left-wing terrorism -- Right-wing terrorism -- Hate crime as terrorism -- Single-issue terrorism -- Personal motivations for terrorism -- Confronting domestic terrorism. Eubank Preface 1: Domestic Terrorism in Perspective 2: Left-wing Terrorism 3: Right-wing Terrorism 4: Hate Crime as Terrorism 5: Single-issue Terrorism 6: Personal Motivations for Terrorism 7: Confronting Domestic Terrorism Notes Bibliography Further Reading Index Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Terrorism -- United States. His delusional thinking was enough for a jury to find him not guilty by reason of insanity. Series Title: Responsibility: Jack Levin ; William L. The number of terrorist incidents in the United States, by the year 2007, was down to eleven.
It also includes a section on how to confront domestic terrorism. Jack Levin has interviewed brutal serial killers, served as an expert witness in cases involving multiple homicide, consulted with police investigators as well as defense and prosecution lawyers, and served as a media expert in cases of extreme violence, including serial murder, mass murder, school rampage shootings, and hate crimes. What this book is primarily about, however, is hope - the hope that we can learn from the remarkable work of individuals and communities that have confronted hate and done something about it. To determine how to prevent further destruction, it is necessary to understand the shadowy phenomenon that causes it. These highly regarded authors will reveal their new original findings on hate among Americans as well as the media''s role in contributing to hate. The snipers' motive was not to change national policy but to extort ten million dollars from the authorities in exchange for ending the slaughter.